VHYes (2019) Movie Review

Director: Jack Henry Robbins

Writer: Nate Gold, Nunzio Randazzo, Jack Henry Robbins (Screenplay)

Starring: Kerri Kenney, Thomas Lennon, Mark Proksch, Courtney Pauroso, Charlyne Yi, John Gemberling, Mason McNulty

Plot: This bizarre retro comedy, shot entirely on VHS and Beta, follows 12-year-old Ralph as he accidentally records home videos and his favorite late night shows over his parents’ wedding tape.

Runtime: 1 Hour 12 Minutes

There may be spoilers in the rest of the review

Verdict: Strange & Unique

Story: VHYes starts in 1987 when young boy Ralph (McNulty) gets a camcorder for Christmas, which he learns will record late night television, which he does, diving into the weird and whacky world of late night television and filling everyday life, trying to capture some of the strangest moments in life.

AS the nights alone continues Ralph continues to watch more of the late night shows, he learns about new ideas of what to film, which soon blurs the lines of reality.

Thoughts on VHYes

Final Thoughts This is a story that is very strange to watch, mostly because there is a connection between everything that is going on, it might well be a series of what looks like random clips, from shopping network, antique show and even badly acted pornos. A lot of the clips we see do have political messages about the future or the world we live in now, which is nice to see. This story is so difficult to truly judge, because it is the filmmaking that is making a bigger impact, with the unique plan put in place to show us a message about blending reality with. This film should be praised for the filmmaking, it is original in way, though it could be a way of telling a story that leave people feeling like they missed something.

Overall: Unique Filmmaking.

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